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Human Rights

Symantec is committed to respecting human rights wherever we do business around the globe. We believe in the importance of upholding human rights, including the rights to privacy and freedom of expression as well as human rights in the supply chain. We are engaging with our stakeholders to continually refine our approach and related policies and practices.
Our Human Rights Policy statement builds on our commitment to uphold the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact and is aligned with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Download the Symantec Human Rights Policy Statement (English)
Download the Symantec Human Rights Policy Statement (Spanish)
Download the Symantec Human Rights Policy Statement (Portuguese)
Download the Symantec Policy against Trafficking in Persons (English)

Symantec seeks to protect and advance human dignity and human rights in our global business practices. It also complies with the requirements of the United States Government regulation on combatting trafficking in persons.

The U.S. Department of State's TIP Office, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security has developed the following awareness and training materials to help increase awareness and educate on the indicators of human trafficking:

Privacy and Freedom of Expression

As a company operating in the information communications and technology (ICT) space, we must consider all the ways our software and services are used. To the degree that there is a potential for misuse of our technologies, our responsibility is to be aware of and advocate against these abuses, and to the degree possible, implement safeguards to prevent them.
As the world’s information security leader, Symantec follows a rigorous privacy policy to protect our customer’s information. Read more about our privacy policy in the Your Information page.

Responsible Sourcing

Our Global Supply Chain and Fulfillment Code of Conduct and Global Supplier Code of Conduct are based upon the guidance set forth in the ISO 26000 social responsibility standard, and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct. Both codes require our suppliers to adhere to stringent labor, ethics, environmental, and health and safety criteria.
Symantec also evaluates human rights risks and opportunities in its supply chain through rotating country audits across its regional operations. These measures help ensure the integrity and transparency of Symantec’s product and service supply chain, and help us more closely adhere to the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
For more information read about our Supply Chain Responsibility.